If Tiger Woods wins his fifth green jacket Sunday, at least one Las Vegas bettor will feel like a million dollars. Literally.
A William Hill gambler on Tuesday put an $85,000 bet to win $1.19 million on Woods to capture the Experts at 14-1 chances. The wager represents the largest liability for someone golf wager in William Hill’s U.S. history.
“It is going to make a great tournament even more interesting, if that’s even possible,” William Hill sportsbook manager Nick Bogdanovich explained.
Woods has not won the Masters since 2005, and his triumph at the Tour Championship in September was his first victory in over five decades.
“He’s playing well. Obviously includes a shot,” Bogdanovich said. “However, the top tier of players is so deep now, you must play four excellent rounds to get it done.”
Woods is the Masters money leader at the Westgate, where a bettor put a $10,000 wager to win $120,000 on him to triumph at Augusta National Golf Club.
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